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JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL. ARMY MEDICAL CORPS. (torps 'lRews. NOVEMBER, 1907. ARMY MEDICAL SERVICE.-GAZETTE NOTIFICATION,S. Colonel James Magill, C.B., M.D., is placed on retired pay, dated September 6, 1907. He first entered the Service on March 30, 1872, and resigned his commission July 7, 1875. He re-entered the Service May 3, 1876; was promoted Surgeon-Major December 9, 1885; Surgeon-Lieutenant-Colonel May 3,1896; and Colonel December 22, 1904. His war services are as follows: Soudarr Expedition, 1884-5-Nile, with Guards' camel regiment; action of Abu Klea (severely wounded). Despatches, London Gazette, August 25, 1885. Medal with 2 clasps; bronze star. South African War, 18991902.- Principal Medical Officer of Division from April 16, 1900. Advance on Kimberley, including actions at Belmont, Enslin, Modder River and Magersfontein. Operations in the Orange Free State, February to May, 1900, including actions at Poplar Grove, Drei- fontein, Vet River (May 5 and 6), and Zand River. Operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (June 11 to 12). Operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to November 29, 1900, including action at Belfast (August 26 to 27). Operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, November, 1900. Operations, in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1900. Operations in Cape Colony, November, 1900, to May 31, 1902. Despatches, London Gazette, September 10, 1901. Queen's medal with 6 clasps. King's medal with 2 clasps. C.B. . Colonel William A. May, C.B., is placed on retired pay, dated September 18, 1907. He entered the Service September 30, 1874 ; was promoted Surgeon-Major Sep- tember 30, 1886; Surgeon.Lieutenant-Colonel September 30, 1894; Brigade-Surgeon- Lieutenant·Colonel December 15, 1897; and Colonel March 22, 1903. His war services are as follows: South African War, 1900-1902.-Principal Medical Officer, Infantry Division, from January 19,1900. Operations in the Orange Free State, April to May, 1900. Operations in the Orange River Colony, May to November 29, 1900, including actions at BidduJphsberg and Wittebergen. Operations in Cape Oolony south of Orange River, March and April, 1900. Operations in the Transvaal, July, 1901. Operations in Orange River Colony, November 30, 1900, to May 31, 1902. Despatches,London Gazette, April 16, 1901. Queen's medal with 3 clasps. King's medal with 2 clasps. C.B. The following Lieutenant-Colonels, from the Royal Army Medical Corps, to be Colonels: Douglas Wardrop, M.B., vice A. W. P. Inman, l\1.B., placed on half-pay, dated August 14, 1907. George T. Goggin, vice J. Magill, O.B., M.D., dated Sep- tember 6,1907. John M. Jones, vice W. A. May, O.B., dated September 18,1907. Protected by copyright. on April 23, 2021 by guest. http://militaryhealth.bmj.com/ J R Army Med Corps: first published as 10.1136/jramc-09-05-27 on 1 November 1907. Downloaded from

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JOURNAL OF THE

ROYAL. ARMY MEDICAL CORPS. (torps 'lRews.

NOVEMBER, 1907.

ARMY MEDICAL SERVICE.-GAZETTE NOTIFICATION,S.

Colonel James Magill, C.B., M.D., is placed on retired pay, dated September 6, 1907. He first entered the Service on March 30, 1872, and resigned his commission July 7, 1875. He re-entered the Service May 3, 1876; was promoted Surgeon-Major December 9, 1885; Surgeon-Lieutenant-Colonel May 3,1896; and Colonel December 22, 1904. His war services are as follows: Soudarr Expedition, 1884-5-Nile, with Guards' camel regiment; action of Abu Klea (severely wounded). Despatches, London Gazette, August 25, 1885. Medal with 2 clasps; bronze star. South African War, 18991902.­Principal Medical Officer of Division from April 16, 1900. Advance on Kimberley, including actions at Belmont, Enslin, Modder River and Magersfontein. Operations in the Orange Free State, February to May, 1900, including actions at Poplar Grove, Drei­fontein, Vet River (May 5 and 6), and Zand River. Operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (June 11 to 12). Operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to November 29, 1900, including action at Belfast (August 26 to 27). Operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, November, 1900. Operations, in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1900. Operations in Cape Colony, November, 1900, to May 31, 1902. Despatches, London Gazette, September 10, 1901. Queen's medal with 6 clasps. King's medal with 2 clasps. C.B. .

Colonel William A. May, C.B., is placed on retired pay, dated September 18, 1907. He entered the Service September 30, 1874 ; was promoted Surgeon-Major Sep­tember 30, 1886; Surgeon.Lieutenant-Colonel September 30, 1894; Brigade-Surgeon­Lieutenant·Colonel December 15, 1897; and Colonel March 22, 1903. His war services are as follows: South African War, 1900-1902.-Principal Medical Officer, Infantry Division, from January 19,1900. Operations in the Orange Free State, April to May, 1900. Operations in the Orange River Colony, May to November 29, 1900, including actions at BidduJphsberg and Wittebergen. Operations in Cape Oolony south of Orange River, March and April, 1900. Operations in the Transvaal, July, 1901. Operations in Orange River Colony, November 30, 1900, to May 31, 1902. Despatches,London Gazette, April 16, 1901. Queen's medal with 3 clasps. King's medal with 2 clasps. C.B.

The following Lieutenant-Colonels, from the Royal Army Medical Corps, to be Colonels: Douglas Wardrop, M.B., vice A. W. P. Inman, l\1.B., placed on half-pay, dated August 14, 1907. George T. Goggin, vice J. Magill, O.B., M.D., dated Sep­tember 6,1907. John M. Jones, vice W. A. May, O.B., dated September 18,1907.

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ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS. Lieutenant Winfrid K. Beaman, from the Seconded List, to be Lieutenant, dated

"September 1,1907. The Christian names of Lieutenant Herbert William Carson, M.B., are as now

-described, and not as stated in the Gazette of August 9, 1907. Lieutenant Robert G. Archibald, M.B., is seconded for service under the Colonial

Office, dated September 12, .1907. Lieutenant James C. L. Hingston, from the Seconded List, to be Lieutenant, dated

October 1, 1907.

ESTABLISHMENTS. Royal Hospital, Ktlmainham.-Lieutenant·Colonel Reginald J. Windle, M.B., Royal

Army Medical Corps, to be Physician and Surgeon, vice Lieutenant-Colonel F. S. Heuston, C.M.G., Royal Army Medical Corps, dated October 1,1907.

ARRIYALS HOME.-From Bermuda: Major S. F. St. D. Green. From West Africa: Captain R. MeK. Skinner.

ARRIVALS HOME ON LEAYE.-From Malta; Colonel J. G. MacNeece and Lieu­tenant J. St. A. Maughan. From South Africa: Major D. J. Collins. From Egypt: Lieutenant G. W. Heron.

EMBARKATIONS.-For Egypt:. Colonel J. M. Jones. For India: Lieutenant­Colonel G. H. Barefoot; Major N. Faichnie; Oaptain H. H. Norman; Lieutenants W. Egan, A. H. Bond and R. S. Smyth. For Gibraltar: Major A. E. C. Keble. For Mauritius: Majors J. H. Campbell, D.S.O., C. E. P. Fowler and C. A. Young. For South Africa: Major H. W. H. O'Reilly and Lieutenant A. S. Littlejohns. For West Africa: Captain C. J .. O'Gorman, D.S.O.

TRANSFERS.-Captain H. P. W. Barrow from Irish to Western Command. Captain V. J. Crawford from Scottish to Southern Command. Captain J. G. Churton from Scottish to Aldershot Oommand.

TRANSFERS TO HOME ESTABLISHMENT.-Lieutenant-Oolonel B. L. MiHs from India. Lieutenant·Colonel W. L. Reade from India.

POSTINGS.-,-Lieutenant-Colonel B. L. Mills to Northern Command. Lieutenant­Colonels W. L. Reade and J. S. Green to Ireland. Captain H. B. Connell to Netley.

APPOINTMENTS.-Lieutenant·Colonel J. R. Dodd as Administrative. Medical Officer at Belfast. Lieutenant·Colonel W. L. Reade to charge of Royal Infirmary, Dublin. .Lieutenant·Colonel Sir J. Fayrer, Bart., has received an extension of one year in his appointment at the Duke of York's School. Captain J. G. Churton as Specialist .in Operative Surgery, kldershot. Captain H. P. W. Barrow appointed Adjutant, Man­chester Companies, R.A.M.C. (Vclunteers). Captain V. J. Crawford to charge of Military Families' Hospital, Portsmouth. Major S. F. St. D. Green to Military Families' Hospital, Aldershot.

SERYICE ABROAD.-Captain S. G. Butler for South Africa. RETIRED PAY APPOINTMENT.-Lieutenant T. P. Thomas, R.A.M.C. (M.),

appointed to the Medical Oharge at Brecon. QUARTERMASTERS.-Lieutenants and Quartermasters A. J. Pilgrim and A.

Morrison embarked for Malta on September 25, 1907.

LIST OF CASUALTIES:-Transfers to other Corps-673 Private B. Cameron. to 7th Hussars; 164 Private

H. Robinson, to Royal Field Artillery; 19585 Private W. Partridge, to 16th Lancers; 17384 Private P. Ethridge, to 4th Hussars; 19068 Private A. J: Brown, to 4th Hussars.

Transfers from other Corps.-1252 Private P. Wickers, from 1st Battalion Welch Regiment; 1253 Private H. Marks, from 4th Battalion Rifle Brigade; 1266 Private 3. Whiterod, from 4th Battalion Rifle Brigade; 1283 Private - Simpson, from 1st Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers.

Discharges.-5760 Sergeant Major P. Crowley, having reached the age; 7600 Quarter· master.Se,geant A. Banks, termination of second period; 6658 Quartermaster.Sergeant

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P. Pluukett, termination of second period; 6001 Staff-Sergeant G. Ellison, after three months' notice; 5738 Sergeant T. H. V. Coad, after three months' notice; 10280 Private T. Hirst, termination of second period; 11840 Private E. Evans, medically -unfit; 18071 Private W. E. Baxtier, medically unfit; 18 Private T. Daly, medically unfit.

Transfers to Army Reserve.-89 Private G. E. Lee, 696 Private .P. Kinlan, 697 Private M. Betty, 14404 Private W. Phythian, 704 Private J. Calderwood, '709 Private J. Wakeman, 710 Private J. Canning, 19239 Private A. E. Tanner, 19245 Private W. J. Dalgamo, 16502 Private G. Atherton, 713 Private R. Howells, 716 Private G. Milne, 715 Private J. Anderson, 724 Private D. Blayney, 18564 Private D. Campbell, 736 'Private J. W. Nolan, 12532 Private J. G. Hayes, 708 Private A. Owen, 714 Private W. Parry, 711 Private J. F. Manning, 729 Private C. B. Jones, 12536 Private B. Bethell, 13064 Corporal J. lnglis, 19720 Private A. Swift, 723 Private W'. G. Mills, 734 Private W. Fraser, 19552 Private M. E. Maton, 745 Private T. Corrigan, 732 Private E. Bountiff, 740 Private J. J. Quayle, 730 Private F. Bateman, '742 Private E. Lambert, 736 Private J. F. Knee, 12548 Private H. Phcenix, 752 Private J. S. Jeacle, 753 Private J. Devlin, 755 Private G. B. O'Donnell, 19266 Private J. Dobson, 19268 Private J. B. Kersey, 748 Private J. Clarke, 749 Private J. EVans, 757 Private S. Fewtrell, 760 Private J. Flynn, 761 Private J. Maher, 765 Private J. Power, 767 Private J. O'Donovan, 17548 Private H. Carter, 19273 Private G. Groessel, 19274 Private J. W. Mottey, 776 Private F. Powell, 762 Private A. Cummins, 777 Private M. Colesman, 774 Private W. B. Dunne, 758 Private J. W. Smith, 772 Private E. Kelly, 779 Private G. Howard, 775 Private M. Murphy, 17306 Private P. Whitty, 780 Private M. Sullivan, 781 Private W. Stephenson, 782 Private T. Hathaway, 19283 Private. E. Meagher, 801 Private H. W. Napier, 19290 Private A. E. Horlock, 804 Private L. Cockrane, 787 Private C.Clement, 19296 Private E. T. J. Owen, 19285 Private F. L. Conboye, 793 Private G. H. Shindler, 125n Private M. Colhoun, 799 Private G. Heperstall, 12584 Private P. M. Miller, 786 Private T. E. Hutchinson, 14611 Private P. E. Perryment, 802 Private R. Dixon, 19286 Private H. H. N. Barnes, 805 Private W. Gainley, 817 Private J. Noon, 19302 Private F. Barnshawe, 815 Private J. E. Chapman, 808 Private P. J. Finegan, 12595 Private H. Johnston, 19304 Private E." Painter, 19313 Private E. Newman, 14619 Private C. T. Chandler, 821 Private W. Marks, 813 Private R. Taplin, 810 Private G. Watson, 1316 Private W. Taylor, 814 Private D. Comnal.

Embarkations for Abroad.--To Bermuda, per s.s. "Port Kingston," September 6, 1907 : 10034 Sergeant F. A. Mulley.

To Soutb Africa, per S.s. "Braemar Castle," September 18, 1907: 14617 Corporal T. Aston, 11275 Corporal A. Breewood, 18463 Corporal F. W. Day, 16265 Corpc;>ral W. Harper, 14017 Private T. Adamson, 19579 Private T. Ball, 411 Private C. G. Bowden, '904 Private J. J. Dunn, 258 Private D. Dakers, 994 Private G. A. Davis, 299 Private G. Fishlock, 19682 Private L. G. Gill, 19411 Private W. H. Grigg. 304 Private W. P. Haskins,1039 Private A. F. Hall,19962 Private J. D. Hill, 19546 Private A. S. Joys, 19958 Private T. Lythgoe, 1041 Private H. G. Price, 150 Private J. Robinson, 19922 Private H. V. Raius, 422 Private R. O. Sevier, 792 Private F. Shearman, 17362 Private H. B. Sbaw, 365 Private W. A. Warner, 719 Private A. Winkworth, 351 Private J. Walker, 18410 Private F. Wyetb, 19478 Private A. Pollitt.

To Mauritius, per s.s. "Braemar Castle," September 18, 1907: 7680 Sergeant-Major W. Carey, 10059 Staff-Sergeant G. W. Carnell, 12002 Corporal W. J. Knee, 18324 Corporn,! D. Parker, 15483 Corporal E. Sharp, 12965 Corporal H. E. Tyler, 763 Private T. Desmond. 85 Private A. F. J. Evans, 11848 Private A. East, 19855 Private E. Kerr, 293 Private G. Hanchette, 19674 Private W. J. Peters, 18003 Private F. Batcock.

To Egypt, per s.s. "Sicilia," September 25, 1907: 9289 Staff-Sergeant H. Lyons, 11946 Sergeant E. J. Gosling, 19336 Private A. Barnes, 265 Private A. E. Clarke, 1060 Private A. J. Burrel!, 990 Private S. E. Tasker, 13351 Private J. J. Taylor; 19010 Private B. J. Bull, 600 Private A. F. Day, 964 Private A. A. Richardson, 15995 Private ;T. Whittaker, 1074 Private G. C. Smithdale.

To Malta, per s.s. "Sicilia," September 25,1907: 1J777 Corporal G. W. Overton, 18926 Corporal W. Worrad,867 Private J. M. Grogan. 184 Private J. B. Dodd, 11006 Private A. Bronsell, 1997Q, Private G. E. Thain~, 706 Private R. Allan, ,19621 Private W. E. Kite, 9952 Private W. R. Baker, 221 Private G. J. Long, 71 Private H. Lane, 132 Private S. Dart. , '

, To Gibraltar, per s.s. "Sicilia,," September 25, 1907: 12588 Corporal J. Mea~on, '743 Private F. C. Coles, 224 Private W. Nott, 296 Private F. G. Wilson.19798 Private W~ H. Boister, 19502 Private F. G. Boulter, 880 Private F. D. Grace, 218 Private L. A.

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Dale, 19578 Private G. F. Webster, 19881 Private A. R. Woodroffe, 45 PrivateT. J. Moffatt, 133 Private H. Waggitt, 19387 Private C. W. Oldridge.

To Malta, September 28, 1907: 8474 Staff-Sergeant F. Oliver, 10124 Corporal G. Bateman.

To Gibraltar, September 28,1907: 10922 Sergeant H. Robinson, 10036 Corporal F. Startley.

Disembm'kations from Abrood.-From South Africa, per S.s. " Guelph," September 2,. 1907: 19977 Private M. Sullivan.

From Malta, September 2, 1907: 15983 Corporal C. E. Lister. From Malta, per s.s. "Nile," September 17, 1907: 9668 Staff-Sergeant G. Hurrel!.. From Sierra Leone, per s.s. "Loanda," September 15, 1907: 12592 Lance-Corporal

J. G. Fraser. . From Bermuda, per s.s. "City of Bombay," September 25, 1907: 8826 Staff.

Sergeant B. Townend, 18158 Corporal C. P. Pursey, 18152 Private J. Oswald. J!'rom Gibraltar, per s.s. "Ortona," October 5, 1907: 8885 Corporal H. Gibbons. From Gibraltar, per Hospital Ship" Maine," September 30, 1907: 16556 Private J.

Nelville, 18269 Private W. Frazer.

THE E'OLLOWING NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER AND MAN HAVE QUALIFIED' FOR PROMOTION FOR QUARTERMASTER-SERGEANT AND CORPORAL RESPECTIVEf,Y.

9215 Staff· Sergeant A. Holden, 12619 Private M. Keohane.

NOTES FROM BELFAST. - Captain G. J. Stoney Archer, RA.l\LC., writes (October 16,1907): "On promotion to Colonel, our late Administrative Medical Officer, Colonel Goggin, has been transferred from this district to Chester. Before leaving the station he was entertained to dinner by the officers of the district, and several con­gratulatory speeches were made. Colonel Goggin was extremely popular, and he takes with him the heartiest good wishes of all office~s and men of this aistrict.

" On the 20th ult: the Field Ambulance at the Curragh broke up and the various detachments returned to' their own districts. C Section was mainly composed of non-commissione<i officers and men from this district. On the whole the men enjoyed the outing, and there is no doubt that the practical experience which they had in the­organisation of our new unit, also looking for wounded, pitching camp, company drill, &1)., was most useful, and ·was of a nature that could not possibly have been obtained otq.erwise. [luriug the middle of the training we were taken, away for ten days, to­take part in the Irish Command manreuvres, and everyone was anxious to show what the new ambulance could do,with regard to treating men in the field; however, no­opportunity for this was given, very much to the disappointment of officers and men. On the march our ~en ,kept up splendidly, considering how little practice they· get. At. the end of a twenty-mile march, when all were going strong, a wag was overheard to say: 'We are 40ing well, considering the only exercise we get is running up and down stairs.' A very wholesome rivalry existed between the sections, each vieing with the other, both in work and in play. The BeJfast,Company was popularly known as the 'Stone-throwers,' and often, as the camp was'being pitched or struck, one could hear tbe non-commissioned officers and men encouraging one another by such expres­sions as, 'Hurry up now, or the "Stone-throwers" will be ready first.' It was the­general opinion of non·commissioned officers and men that some change is required in the method of carrying the great coat and canteen, which on account of having no support above, work back, aud' become very uncomfortable after marching a few miles. To overcome this the men·were continuaijy passing pieces of string from the top of the­c:lllteen to the haversacks and water· bottle straps; this was an improvement with regard to comfort, but of course did not look well. During the absence of .the Royal Army Medical Corps on field training, No. 3 Belfast Militia, Royal Army Medica} Corps, took over the duties in .the hospital. They are a smart lot of men and they carried out their duties in a very efficient manner.

"Annual Outing, 15th Oompany, Royal Army Medical Oorps.-On Saturday, September 28, the Royal Army Medical Corps at Headquarters had their annual outing, The party proceeded in brakes, accompanied by, a cyclist detachment, to­Donaghadee, via F,[olywood and Bangor. An excellent hfnch was provided at the Imperial Hotel, Donaghadee, after whiCh the members visited the places of local interest and then drove' home via Newtownards, where a stop was made for tea and an impromptu ~ sing-song.' They then returned to Belfast,.reaching:home about 10 p.m. 'l'he weather.was all that could be desired and everyone enjoyed the drive, which was· nearly 40 miles.

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" We regret to chronicle the death of Mrs. Morgan, wife of No. 10464 Private A. Morgan, Q.A.I.M.N.S., who died after a short illness, leaving her husband with two 'Small children, the baby being only ten days old. The officers and men showed their sympathy in a practical manner.

"I have been asked by the Belfast Company to suggest that a selection of the various Corps Examination papers for non-commissioned· officers and men for pro­motion might be published in the Journal in the same way as is at present done for officers' examinations. If this were done I am sure tbat it would inerease the interest which is already taken in our Journal by the non-commissioned officers and men of the Oorps." [l'his suggestion is being considered.--ED.]

NOTES FROM CORK.-(October 12, 1907). "No. 16 Oompany Sports Club was reorganised at the beginning of last summer, and the detachment were able to produce a cricket team again for the first time since the South African War. The Administra­tive Medical Officer, Cork District (Oolonel Webb, A.l\LS.), kindly consented to fulfil the post of President of the club, the officers of the Oorps stationed at Cork were made Vice-Presidents, and Oorporal Griffin, R.A.M.O., was elected Secretary, with a Repre­sentative Committee from the non-commissioned officers and men of the company. In spite of the very wet summer the cricket team, of which Oorporal Gresham was elected Captain, managed to put in a fairly successful season; they played altogether. ten matches, of which they won three, lost·five, and drew two.

"The rain was too much for many cycle runs, which it was' hoped would be a feature of the Club. Week after week runs had to be cancelled on account of the weather, only one taking place the whole summer, to Innishcarra, just before the company left for manoouvres."

NOTES FROM THE SCOTTISH COMMAND;-Oaptain V. J. Orawford, RA.l\LO., writes (October 15, 1907): "Lieu tenant-Colonel Moffat, who has been on sick leave since the beginning of July, has now returned to duty, having quite' recovered his health. Captain McLennan, who has been at Perth during Lieutenant-Colonel Moffat's absence, now goes to Berwick-on-Tweed in relief of Lieutenant Sim, who goes on leave. Oaptain Maclj:essack is fishing in the'North of Scotland, but he has sent us no specimens up to the present. Lieutenant-Colonel Birrel! has just returned from a trip round the Hebrides, where he has been inspecting the recruiting stations. ~he .39th Brigade, Royal Field Artille~y, having arrived at Piershill from Shorncliffe, Captain Lloyd has taken medical charge and gone to live with them. Captain Churton has been appointed Specialist in Operative Surgery at Aldershot, and will take up his duties at the end of November.

"The weather is sometimes fairly pleasant, and we flatter ourselves we are pro­gressing in our studies in the science of 'gowf.'"

NOTES FROM CEYLON.-Lieutenant C. R. Millar; R.A.J\lLC., writes (September 24, 1907): "Intimation has been received from the War Office that Lieutenant-Colonel G. H. Sylvester, R.A.M.C., is retiring on the expiration of his leave, viz;, October 20, 1907. Lieutenant-Colonel C. A. Lane, R.A.M.C., is appointed Senior 'Medical Officer, vice Lieutenant-Oolonel Sylvester.

"Cricket.-The Cricket XI. has been making good progress lately, having won all matChes during the last two months, with the.exception·of a match against the Second XI. Oolombo Oricket Club, which resulted in a draw. Oorporal Evans and Privates Pitt and Aldridge have done some good batting; Corporal Evans and Private Pitt have also retained their reputation as bowlers. Pitt is very often selected to play for the garrison team, and, usually makes very good scores.

"Football.-The Football XI. has also done very well during the last couple of months. A match was played against the Oolombo HockeY,and l!'ootball Olub on the 17th inst., which caused a good deal of excitemen,t, being the first occasion on which the two teams met, and which resulted in a win for qur opponents by 2 goals to nil.

" Tennis.-The Company Sports Club held a tennis tournament on the 14th inst., several good sets being played. Oorporal Mackenzie and Privl).te Pitt were the winners. We have a new tennis court in course of construction, which is being made by the men in their spare time, and we hope to have it in full working order very shortly."

NOTES FROM QUETTA, BALOOCHISTAN. - Captain N. Dunbar' Walker, R.A.M.C., writes (September 20, 1907): "News from this· station appeared last in the April number, and as regards staff we have one addition and one transfer. Major T. H. J. C. Goodwin, D.S.O., R.A.M.O., joined' us in March, and Lieutenant-Colonel

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W. C. Beevor, C.M.G., R.A.M.C., was transferred to Sialkot in May. The former has taken over the Staff·Surgeoncy from Captain N. Dunbar Walker, R.A.M.C., and has: also been appointed Specialist in Surgery to the 4th (Quetta) Division. Two of our staff, Captains C. Bramhall and J. D. Richmond, R.A.M.C., are still on sick leave, which has left us short-handed all the summer, as Captain N. Dunbar Walker was eight weeks out at a summer camp of British infantry some twelve miles away, and Captain M. F. Grant was at a similar camp for gunners for six weeks, fourteen miles away.

"We have had a cool summer, but the gardens in cantonments, including that ot the' Chummery,' look very dried up, 3,S since the Staff College has been occupied, very little irrigation water has got down to cantonments. There is a big scheme on foot to' • bund' up a long valley some seven miles away, there to collect the winter's snow and rain.

"The Horse Show is just over, in which our Senior Medical Officer, Lieutenant­Colonel T. J. O'Donnell, D.S.O., RA.M.C., judged in many classes. Two cups came to' the Corps, the Principal Medical Officer, Colqnel P. M. Ellis, taking second prize in the infantry chargers, and the senior Medical Officer taking a cup for the best country­bred in the show.' The officers, Royal Army Medical Corps, presented one of the cups at this show.

"We were' At Home' one day in the May races, and have again had a tent on the' last day of the autumn meeting, which has just finished. Our Senior Medical Officer had two ponies running, both of which have got· home' once during the meeting, the owner being' up , on one occasion.

" Shooting prospects are very bad indeed; very poor ,. bags' are reported ,by parties out on the first.

"Brigade and Divisional manceuvres start in a day or two, and' last a month. Captain C. H. Carr, R.A.M.C., and Captain H. W. Hooper, D.S.O., R.A.M.C., are going out, and a ROy,al Army Medical Corps officer is coming from Karachi to do duty here during their abs~nce."

NOTES FROM SIMLA, INDIA.-Lieutenant-Colonel H. B. Mathias, D. S. 0., Officiat­ing Secretary to the Principal Medical Officer, His Majesty's Forces in India, writes (September 19,1907):- '

"Appointment.~.-Major A. P. Blenkinsop has been selected, with effect from July 24 last, for the appointment of Inspectorof tJie Health Efficiency of British Troops, ~and also for special work in connection with the treatment of venereal disease. The following officers are appointed specialists in the subjects named: Electrical Science­Major M. Boyle, Major J. Grech, Captain A. H. Waring, Captain T. S. Coates. Otology, Laryngology and Rhinology-Major G. St. C. Thorn. Midwifery and Disease& of Women and Children--Captain H. G. Martin, Captain S. O. Hall.

" The following officers embarked from home on September 4, 1907, and are posted as follows: Lieutenarit-Colonel T. Daly, 3rd (Lahore) Division, Ferozepore, to com­mand Station Hospital; Captain L. Humphry, 5th (Mhow) Division; Lieutenant C. G. Browne,' 2nd (Rawalpindi) Division.

"The following officers have been appointed to the Command of the Station Hospitals mentioned against their names :-

"To COMMAND STATION HOSPITALS.

" Northern Army. Name of Station Hospital

to which appointed Rank and name

Lieut.-Col. M. W. O'Reefe Peshawar

" " "

D. O'Sullivan B. M. Skinner, M.V.O. H.~D. Rowan T. Dalyt .. J. Carmichael F. H. Treherne F. J. Jencken T. B. Winter

Nowsherat Rawal Pindi Sialkot Lahore Cantonment Ferozepore Jullundur Amhala Meerut Bareilly

Date from which appoint· ment takes effect

March 1, 1908*

November 4,1905. February 20, 1908"

, October 14, 1905 October 10, 1907* January 18, 1906 October 22, 1907" April 4, 1907 October 31, 1906

* Approximate date 'of joining. t An officer will he appointed later. t From England.

l .To undergo one month's iIl'structioll in sanitation at Rawalpindi.

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" Northern Army-continued.

Rank and name

Lieut.-Col. R. E. R. Morse H. A. Haines E. H. Lynden.Bell W. B. Thomson .. J. D. T. Reckitt .. W. C. Beevor, C.M.G. R. Holyoake

Captain A. J. Hull Lieut.·Col. T. P. Woodhouse

F. W. G. Hall H. M. Adamson •. W. T. Swan J. Donaldson .. W. W. Pike, ]J.S.O.

Name of Station Hospital to which appointed

Lucknow Fyzabad Allahabad Calcutta Murree Dalhousie Dagshai Jutogh Kasauli-Landour Ranikhet Chakrata Naini Tal Darjeeling Lebongt

Date from which appoint· ment takes effect

January 20,1908* February 20, 1908* February 20, 1908' January 1, 1908" March 1, 1908

Ma'~ch 1:'1907 March 1, 1908 March 1, 1907

M~rch 1,"1908 March 1, 1907 March 1, 1908

" Southern Army. Lieut.-Col. T. J. O'Donnell, D.S.O... Quetta.. October 31,1905

R. L. R. McLeod Karachi February 22, 1908 if-

S. Westcott, C.M.G. Mhow .. March 7, 1907. H. Carr Nasirabad October 9, 1906 A. E. Morris Jubbulpore September 29, 1906 J. M. F. Shine Jhansi. . March 30, 1906 H. S. McGill Poona .. April 1, 1907 C. T. Blackwell Belgaum February 24, 1907 G. F. Gubbin Colaba.. March 25, 1906 S. C. B. Robinson Ahmednagar .. October 26, 1906 T. J. R. Lucas Bangalore December 4, 1906 G. Cree Madras March 5, 1908'" J. Battersby Secunderabad March 27, 1907 H. J. R. Moberleyt Maymyo March 15, 1908' P. C. H. Gordon . . Rangoon March 4, 1907

A: Kennedy C. W. Tbiele

Mount Abut March 1, 1908 Pachmarhi March], 1907 Wellington March 1, 1908

* Approximate date of joining. t An officer will be appointed later. t From England.

"Aden Reliefs. I-Captain J. M. H. Conway, 2nd (Rawal Pindi) Division, to relieve Captain A. J. Williamson, and sail by 1st Transport" Assaye," October 4, 1907, from Karachi; Lieutenant·Colonel J. Fallon, 3rd (Lahore) Division, to relieve Major F. G. Faichnie, and sail by 7th Transport" Plassy" (Hospital Ship), January 3, 1908. from Bombay (to command Station Hospital, Aden); Captain B. H. V. Dunbar, 5th (Mhow) Division, to relieve Captain M. Foulds, and sail by 7th Transport" Plassy " (Hospital Ship), January 3,1908, from Bombay; Major F. R. Buswell, 6th (Poona) Division, to relieve Captain J. F. Whelan, and sail by 11th Transport "Plassy" (Hospital Ship), March 6, 1908, from Bombay; Captain C. H. Carr, 4th (Quetta) Division, to relieve Captain T. F. Ritchie, and sail by 11th Transport" Plassy" (Hospital Ship), March 6, 1908, from Bombay.

"To be Transferred from Burmah (1907·08):-Rank and name of officer Division

to which posted Remarks

Lieut.·Col. W.W. Pike, D.S.O. 8th Div. Darjeeling, to command Station Hospital Major H. W. K. Read .. Capt._H. V. Bagshawe

" W. W. Browne .-. " N. E. J. Harding

7th'Div.

8th Div.

Ranikhet, for duty during summer of 190B Landour,,, " " " Lebong, " "

I Owing to the evacuation of D'thala in the Hinterland, the establishment of Royal Army Medical officers at Aden will, until further notice, consist of two field officers and three Captains.

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" For Duty in Burmah I (1907-08):-

Rank and name of officer From whence detailed Remarks Lieut.·Ool. H. J. R. Moberly.. Eugland .. Maymyo, to command Station Hospital. Major J. W. Jennings, D.S.O. 8th Division

" O. W. Dnggan ,. Capt. H. 0.' Hildreth ,. 9th Division

J. E. Powell 7th " " H. H. Norman ., England

Lieut. D. P. Johnstone 9th Division J. P. Lynch 7th " W. S. Nealor .. 8th" A. H. Bond England

"For Duty in Connection with Embarkation and Disembarkation of Troops and Invalids, During the Season 1907-08: Karachi, Major R. C. Thacker; Bombay, Major H. E. Winter.

"Leave. -The following officers have been granted extenSion of medical certificate leave out of India: Major h A. Mitchell, from September 9, 1907, to December 8, 1907; Captain D. P. Johnstone, from August 26, 1907, to November 25, 1907; Captain W. H. OdIum, from September 14, 1907, to December 13, 1907; Captain M. C. Wetherell, from September 1, 1907, to date of embarkation for India; Captain J. D. Richmond, from September 5, 1907, to date of embarkation for India; Captain R. B. Hole, from August 26, 1907, to date of embarkation for India.

" Standing Committee on Enteric Fever.-The next meeting of the Standing Com­mittee on Enteric Fever will be held at Simla on Wednesday, October 16, 1907. Lieutenant-Colonel D. O'Sullivan, R.A.M.C., has been appointed a member, vice Captain L. W. Harrison, tour-expired."

QUEEN ALEXANDRA'S IMPERIAL MILITARY NURSING SERYICE; Postings and Transfers.--Sisters: Miss E. M. E. Todd, to Military Hospital, 001·

chester, from Connaught Hospital, Aldershot; Miss E. H. Hay, to Oonnaught Hospital, Aldershot, -from Military Hospital, Oolchester; Miss M. M. Tunley, to Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, from Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot; Miss M. Smith, to Cambridge Hospital, Aldershpt, from Royal Victoria Hospital, N etley; Miss G. M. Allen, to Military Hospital, Chatham, from Military Hospital, Colchester; Miss P. Steele, to Military Hospital, Colchester, from Military Hospital, Chatham; Miss A. Nixon, to S.s. "Plassy," for Indian Troopsbip Service, from Military Hospital, Chatham; Miss L. M. Toiler, to S.s. "Plassy," for Indian Troopship Service, from the Queen Alexandra Military Hospital. Millbank, London. Staff-Nurses: Miss C. M. Hodson, to the Queen Alexandra Military Hospital, Millbank, London, on appointment; Miss M. A. McCabe, to. the Queen Alexandra Military Hospital, Millbank, London, on appointment; Miss B. M. Oates, to the Queen Alexandra Military Hospital, Millbank, London, on appointment.

Appointments Confirmed.-Staff.Nurses: Miss E. R. Collins, Miss K. F. G. Skinner.

ARMY MEDICAL RESERYE OF OFFICERS. Surgeon.Major Edmond W. St. V. Ryan, having resigned his Commission in the

Volunteers, ceases to belong to the Army Medical Reserve of Officers.

ARMY MEDICAL RESERYE. WaIter George Hughes Cable to be Lieutenant on probation, dat\ld September 2,

1907. ROYAL MALTA ARTILLERY . .

Surgeon-Lieutenant Robert Randon, M.D., to be Surgeon-Captain, dated October 5, 1907.

IMPERIAL YEOMANRY. The King's Oolonials.--William Savile Henderson, M.B. (late Surgeou-Captain),

8th (Scottish) Volunteer Battalion, the King's (Liverpool Regiment), to be Surgeon­J~ieutenant (extra), under the c:mditions of Paragraph 28, Imperial Yeomanry Regulae tions, dated September 1, 1907.

I The establishment for the Burmah Division has been fixed at 7 Field Officers, 11 Captains and Lieutenants.

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ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS (YOLUNTEERS). Eastern Oommand: Woolwich Oompanies.--The RevlJrend George Frederic Cecil de

Carteret. M.A. (formerly Acting Chaplain). 1st Gloucestershire Royal Engineers (Volun­teers). is appointed Acting Chaplain, dated July 23,1907.

Staffordshire Bearer Gompany.-Captain J. A. Wolverson resigns his Commission, dated August 10, 1907.

OTHER VOLUNTEER CORPS. 1st North Riding of Yorkshire, Royal Garrison Artillery (Voltmteers).-Surgeon­

Captain S. Farmer resigns his Commission, dated August 31, 1907. 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The King's (Shropshire Light Infani1·y).-Surgeon-Major

G. Hollies, M.D., to be Surgeon-Lieutenant-Colonel, dated August 1, 1907. 1st Suffolk and Harwich Royal Garrison Artillery (Volunteers).-Surgeon·Captain

A. Y. Pringle resigus his Commission, dated September 1, 1907. 1st Volunteer Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment.-Surgeon-Lieutenant E. R.

Hunt to be Surgeon-Captain, dated August 3, 1907. 6th (F~feshire) Volunteer Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highlandm·s).-Surgeon­

Major D. H. Kyle, M.B., resigns his Commission, dated August 5, 1907. 1st Dorsetshire Royal Garrison Artillery (Volunteers).-Surgeon-Lieutenant T. A.

Walker to be Surgeon-Captain, dated September 9, 1907.

EXAMINATIONS. The followiug results of examinatious are notified for general information :-Passed in (h) i for the rank of Captain: Lieutenants P. C. T. Davy, M.B., and

G. Ormrod, M.B.

ROYAJ.J SCHOOL FOR OFFICERS' DAUGHTERS, BATH.

DEC~MBER ELECTION, 1907.

Y OUR interest and votes are earnestly requested on behalf of Victoria Grace Ferguson,. aged 14, daughter of the late Surgeon-Major J. E. Ferguson, I.M.S., and graud-daughter of the late Colonel Hunter, C.B., C.S.r. Mrs. Ferguson has five children, between the ages of 10 and 17, to bring up on limited means.

The case is strongly recommended by General Sir Julius Raines, G.C.B., R.C.B. ; General Sir Oriel Tanner, K.C.B.; Peter Graham, Esq., R.A.; Surgeon-General Pinkerton, I.M.S. (Hon. Physician to the King); General Pottinger, R.A.; General C. R. mail'; Colonel A. Dingwall-Fordyce (late Seaforth Highlanders); Colonel Cates, I.M.S.

REGISTER FOR INDIAN SERVANTS. FEW officers on going to India have not experienced the difficulty of getting good

servants. The discomforts on arrival and of a long journey up country, unprovided with a bearer, or, what is worse, provided with a hastily sele.cted man, taken haphazard from the crowd of indifferent or bad characters who congregate in Bombay, have fallen to the lot of most of us, whilst the period of trial and vexation until a proper staff of servants is secured is familiar to us all.

In our Corps, with regular annual reliefs, it should not be difficult to arrange for an interchange. Officers leaving India would then be able to provide places for the good and tried retainers they are relinquishing, and new arrivals would, by taking on these men, be spared many of the worries and troubles which now befall them. Further, good servants would not be lost to the Corps, and the prospects of continuous employ­ment could not fail to have attraction for the better class of men.

With these ends in view, officers due home from India are requested to communicate to the Journal particula~s of servants whom they can recommend, so that officers

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going out in relief may have an opportunity of securing these men. The particularH required are :-

(1) Class of servant. (2) Whether for bachelor or married officer. (3) District or station to which he belongs. (4) Any special recommendations. NOTE.-The date the officer leaves India should also be stated, and when and where

the servant will be available,.

ROYAL ARMY MEDIOAL OOLLEGE. EXAMINATION OF

Hygiene (for Class). lp.m.

CAPTAINS FOR PROMOTION TO MAJOR, SEPTEMBER, 1907.

(Pra.ctical).-Saturday, September 28,1907. From 10 a.m. to

(1) Examine the sample of water before you, as follows: (a) Qualitatively, (b) quantitatively: (1) For the oxygen absorbed in fifteen minutes by Tidy's process; (2) chlorine. Express the results in parts per 100,000 and in grains per gallon.

(2) Examine the sample of milk before you, as follows: (a) For the presence of chemical preservatives, (b) quantitative-fat (Werner Schmidt process), (c) the specific gravity of the sample is . . . . , and a Richmond slide scale is provided. Give an opinion on the quality of the milk under examination.

Hygiene (for Class). (Written).-Monday, September 30, 1907. From 2.30 p.m, to D.30p.m.

[Only four questions to be answered, of which No. 5 must be one.]' (1) Draw up a scale of rations that you would recommend for a body of troops on

active service in a temperate climate, specifying as near as you can the amounts cf proximate principles contained in the food articles you select'.

(2) What would be your procedure in regard to the supervision of the water supply to tbe troops under your medical charge, in barracks at a home station?

(3) Describe iu detail the preventive measures you would adopt, when in charge of European troops, in the case of (a) anticipated plague, and (b) the actual occurrence of the disease. .

(4) In hot climates there is, on the whole, a greater necessity for the careful super­vision of food ,supplies than in cold or temperate climates. Mention the articles of food to which you would specially direct your attention, and the chief recommendations you would make in regard to them, if in medical charge of troops at' a tropical station.

(5) An outbreak of enteric fever has occurred, and suspicion points to an important well as the source of infection. Describe in detail how the presence or the Bacill~ts typ7wsus may be determined.

Pathology (for Class). (Practical).-Friday, September 27, 1907. From 10 a.m. to lp.m.

(1) Examine the culture marked with your number, and write an account of the results of your examination. Leave two st<1ined films, one of them a Gram specimen, heside your microscope. properly labelled. •

(2) Stain the unfixed film, marked with your number, so as to demonstrate the presence of any protozoal organisms that may be present in it. Write an account of what you find, and leave your film, labelled 'as directed, in focus under your oil­immersion lens.

(3) Stain a film of the pathological secretion provided, in order to determine the presence or absence of tubercle bacilli. Leave your film for examination, and record in your paper what you have found.

(4) Oral examination.

Pathology (for Class). (Written).-Monday, September 30, 1907. From 10 a.m. to. 1p.m.

(1) Discuss the value of the agglutination test for typhoid and Malta fevers. What are tbe principal fallacies in connection with the test wbich may lead to an erroneous interpretation of the results, and how would you eliminate such fallacies?

(2) Describe the chief morphological and cultural characteristics of the cholera vibrio. "What is meant by "Pfeiffer's phenomenon," and how would you apply this in attempting to identify Koch's vihrio?

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(~) Describe the adult male parasites of the following species: (a) Ankylostoma dutiilenale, (b) Bilharzia hcematobia, (c) Filaria noctUlrna. In what situations are these forms encountered in their human hosts?

(4) What evidence do we possess as to the causative r6le of the Spirochceta paUida in syphilis?

MARY KINGSLEY MEDAh SERIES OF AWARDS BY THE LIVERPOOL SCHOOL FOR TROPICAL RESEARCH.

When Miss Mary Kingsley, the famous African traveller, died in 1900, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine decided to commemorate her work in the tropics hy the issue of a "Mary Kingsley Medal" to be presented to those who have distinguished themselves in the work of special research into tropical medicine. The original of the medal.was designed by Mr. J. H. M'Nair and Professor Allen of the University of Liverpool. It is in bronze, and contains a bas-relief portrait of Miss Kingsley on the obverse, and a suitable design on the reverse side, with the inscription "Devotion to Science." The first four recipients were presented with the medals by Princess Ohristian, honorary president of the school. The later presentations have since been made by the courtesy of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, through the British Ambassadors, to the various countries concerned.

The following is the list of those who have received the medal, with a note of their work ;-

(1) Colonel David Bruce, C.B., F.R.S., D.Sc., Royal Army Medical Corps. He discovered the cause of Malta fever, an important disease of warm climates, in 1887. In 1894 showed causation of Nagana,. an important disease of cattle in Africa, and dis­covered parasite, belonging to the group called Trypanosoma, which is carried from one animal to another by the agency of Glossina, or tsetse flies; in 1903 he was the head of the Commission which clearly demonstrated that another kind of trypanosome is the cause of sleeping sickness in man, and is carried by another kind of Glossina. Since then he has ably directed an extensive inquiry into Malta fever,. which has proved that that malady is produced by the milk of infected goats.

(2) Geheimrath Professor Dr. Robert Kooh, Nobel Laureate. He ascertained the cause of cholera in 1883, shortly after his epoch-making discovery of the cause of tuberculosis. Later he paid many visits to thA tropics to study tropical diseases, and he has added much to knowledge regarding them, especially his discovery of the frequency of malarial infection in children.

(3) Dr. A. Laveran, Pasteur Institute, Paris, and D.Sc., University of Liverpool. In 1880 he made the great discovery that malarial fever is caused by parasites in the

. blood. and he has added much to the knowledge of this disease, and also of other tropical diseases. especially those oaused by trypanosomes in man and animals.

(4) Sir Pat rick Manson, F.R.S., K.C.M.G., London School of Tropical Medioine. In 18713 he discovered that one of the parasites of man belonging to the group of Filaria is

.carried by a kind of mosquito, and since tben he has oontributed much to the knowledge . of' these parasites and the diseases caused by them, and also to tropioal medicine in general.

(5) Dr. Basile Danilowsky, Professor of Physiology, University of Kharkoff. He .(Iiscovered numerons parasites of the blood in a large number of animals shortly after Laveran's discovery was made, thus throwing much light on diseases of man due to similar organisms. His observations have been the basis of much of the work done 'sinoe then on the subject.

(6) Dr. Charles Finlay, Chief Sanitary Officer of Cuba. In 1880 he originated the theory that yellow fever is carried by mosquitoes. By careful observations he ll.scertained the species of mosquito concerned, and thus enabled the American Com­mission under Major Reed to verify tbe theory finally in 1901. The methods of preventing the disease, used since then with such brilliant success in Havana and Panama. were la,rgelv based upon his original suggestion.

(7) Dr. Camille Golgi. Professor of Pathology, University of Pavia. In 1887 he made a complete study of the life-cycle of the parasites of malaria; showed that they belong to different varieties, and demonstrated that the attack of fever is caused by their sporUlation-thus elucidating the whole subject of the infection within the human body.

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(8) Colonel W. G. Gorgas, United States Army. As Chief Sanitary Officer of Havana he gave prallticalefiect in 1902 to the discoveries of Finlay and of the American Commission in connection with yellow fever, and by his energy and capacity succeeded in banishing the disease from the city. Since then, as Chief Sanitary Officer of the Canal Zone of the Isthmus of Panama, ,he has kept that area practically free both from yellow fever and from malaria, thus enabling the construction of the canal to be carried on in security. The practical sanitary labours of Colonel Gorgas have given the work the most brilliant possible example of what such work can effect in the tropics.

(9) Waldemar Mordecai W. Haffkine,O.I.E. In 1893 he discovered a method of inoculation against cholera, and proceeded to India in order to persuade the people to use it on a large scale. In 1896, on the outbreak of plague in India, he elaborated a similar method of inoculation against that disease also. Since' then over six million doses of his prophylactic have been prepared and issued by the Government of India, and it has been shown to reduce the mortality among the inoculated to one-sixth. Prophylactics against other diseases have been prepared on the same principles.

,(10) Dr. Arthur Looss, Professor of Parasitology, School of Medicine, Cairo. He has done much work of great value in connection with parasitology in general. His discovery of the fact that the young of the parasites called ankylostomes, which produce fatal anremia in thousands of persons in many tropical countries, enter the body by the skin, is one of leading importance.

(11) Dr. Theobald Smith, Professor of Oomparative Pathology, Harvard University. In 1893 he discovered a new kind of blood parasite in the so-called Texas cattle. fever of cattle, and also showed that it is carried from diseased to healtby animals by ticks- a work of great importance in connection with diseases' both of men and animals.-­Live1-pool Gourie1', September 4, 1907.

NOTICE. The following numbers of the Lancet being required to complete volumes in the

Royal Army Medical Oollege, Millbank, the Editor will be pleased if officers of the Oorps having copies of the same to dispose of will kindly communicate with him; January 4 and 18, 1902; January 3, 1903.

AIDS ',110 MEMORY. FINES FOR DRUNKENNESS.

Now drunks in the Army are bad for a man, And always a source of expense: Deprived of his savings, he's only excused, A fine for his maiden offence.

His second will cost him a British half-crown, Five bob for a third of his tricks ;-If within half a year of his previous award, The charge will be seven-and· six.

If during three months he indulges again, No doubt over night he may sing: He's then interviewed by hiB cruel 0.0., And pays half a pound to the King.

J. D. F. DONEGAN.

FIELD AMBULANCES. (Royal Army Medical Corps Rank and File.)

A warrior lies on the flat of his back, Just pierced by a shot through the thigh; The medical officer cannot be found, In spite of his piteous cry. So you are requested to come to his aid, There's nobody better in view; You're slap up against it, you cannot refuse, The next thing is, what will you do?

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Away under cover yourself and your man, If possible get off his clothes; And as to his ailment, remember the fact, He'll die if you don't diagnose. " Arterial hffimorrhage flows from the wound, In gushes of bright crimson red; Away from his heart as he's hit in the thigh, It's also away from his head.

You bandage the limb, 'twixt the wound and the knee, The bleeding gets visibly worse; And all the onlookers wbo notice the fact, Are telling you so with a curse. A field tourniquet, or hand pressure above, Produces a better effect; Arterial hffimorrhage then you remark, And all that you say is correct.

But if it's a vein that is injured instead, The blood will not gusb, it will ooze; The colour is darker, exactly the shade, You see in a Highlander's trews. It's flowing towards, not away from the heart, With pressure above 'twill increase; An error on your part will probably mean, The warrior resting in peace.

If yon apply pressure below, not above; And then should the bleeding desist; You see where you are, you're no longer" in doubt, You've got your bead out of the mist. There may be exceptions to what I have said, But you can but follow tbe rule; So try and remember, and keep on your hair, Then no one will call you a fool.

J. D. F. DONEGAN.

SOOIt£'l'E INTERN ATIONALE DE OHIRURGIE. "MONSIEUR LE REDACTEUR EN CHEF,-J'ai l'honneur d'attirer votre attention

sur l'Exposition du Cancer qui sera annexee au prochain Congnls de la Societe Internationale de Chirurgie, lequel se tiendra a Bruxelles en Septembre, 1908. La participation a cette Exposition est ouverte aux Membres de la Societe et aux savants agrees par les deIegues de leur pays.

"Je vous serais tres oblige d'attirer sur cette Exposition l'attention des lecteurs de votre estimable Journal.

"Conformement aUX decisions de l'Association de la Presse Medicale, une carte de Membre sera mise It votre disposition.

"Recevez, Monsieur le Redacteur en Chef, avec tous mes remerciements, l'assurance de ma consideration distinguee.

"A. DEPAGE, Le Secrlitaire General. " Brtl1£elles, 31 AlYlU, 1907."

HOMMAGE AU DR. HALLOPEAU. Nous rappelons que la souscription ouverte par les amis et les 6leves du Dr. Hallopeau,

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THE ROYAL ARMY MEDIOAL OORPS.

We are authorised to' state the following facts for the information of intending candidates for the Royal Army Medical Corps.

The Army Medical Service, under the Royal Warrant of 1902, gives greatly increa.sed advantages to officers of the Royal Army Medical Corps, and offers an attractive ca.reer to young medical men.

The provisions of the new Warrant insure:-(1) Sufficient pay to enable the officer to support himself from the date of entering

the Service. (2) Increased rates of pay to officers in charge of hospitals, or when selected for

specia.list appointments. (3) Opportunities of professional improvement by work in the' Royal Army Medical

College, by the study of disease in foreign countries a.nd by original research. (4) Advancement on account of professiona.l ability and merit, a.nd not only by order

of seniority. (5) Permission to retire at the end of three years' service, and to join the Reserve

of the Corps, receiving a small anIlual honorarium. Permission may be given to officers of this Reserve to rejoin the Corps within a certain period.

(6) The certainty of obtaining it gratuity of £1,000 on retirement after nine years' service, and of obtaining a pension of £1 a day on retirement after twenty years' service, with increased rates of pension after longer terms. Pensions at. higher rates are paid to officers who retire on account of injuries received when on duty. . Pensions are granted to the widows a,nd children of officers.

THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION.

A competitive examination for commissions in the Royal Army Medical Corps takes place twice a year, in January and July. The number of vacancies is announced before each examination, and varies from thirty to forty at each competition. After passing the ordinary physical examination for entrance into the Army, and being accepted by the Army Medical Advisory Board, the candidate comes before the Board of Examiners for the entrance examination. .

The examination is conducted so as to test the candidate's practical knowledge and experience in general medicine and surgery. It is expected that candidates with a good knowledge of their profession will succeed in passing this test without the necessity for special reading in the earlier subjects of the medical curriculum. The written part of the examination consists of commentaries on cases set by the examiners and of reports on patients examined by the candidates. The viva voce part cf the examination is of a clinical character, and includes the subjects of pathology and surgical anatomy only to the extent required in a general examination on practical medicine and surgery.

The Board of Examiners consists of eight physicians and surgeons appointed from the hospitals and medical schools of the United Kingdom.

On obtaining a place, the candidate is gazetted as a lieutenant on probation and proce~ds to Aldershot, where, at the Royal Army Medical Corps School of Instruction, he receives a course of instruction for a period of two mont,hs on the military part of his future duties, such as routine medical duties in medical hospitals and barracks, the drills and exercises of the Corps, the practical work of field ambulances, military ,law, &c. . He then passes into ·the Royal Army Medical College in London, where he receives a two months' course of instruction from the professors of the College in hygiene, bacteriology, military surgery, and military medical administration. He resides in the College and has the advantage of associating with other officers of the Corps. At the end of this course he is examined in the subjects of hygiene and bacteriology.

The sum of the marks gained at the entrance examination, the Aldershot examina­tion, and the examination at the Royal Army Medical College, determines his seniority in the Army list. On qualifying at these examinations his commission as Lieutenant in the Corps is now confirmed.

The number of marks obtainable in the three examinations is as follows :-

(1) The entrance examination by the Board of Examiners (2) Examination at Aldershot (3) Examination at the Royal Army Medical College

Maximum marks. 800 100 100

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ApPOINTMENTS IN CIVIL HOSPITALS.

If officers, at the time of entering the Corps, hold, or have an immediate prospect of holding, resident appointments at anyone of the large general hospitals recognised by the Advisory Board, they may be "seconded" for the space of one year w):lile holding such' posts. They have thus the privilege of retaining their places in the Army List, and the time of tenure of the appointment is counted as service towards pro­motion and pension, but they do not receive Army pay.

SERVICE ABROAD.

On leaving Aldershot the Lieutenant is appointed to a military hospital, and in about a year from the date of joining he will proceed to India or to one of the Colonies, and will probably be attached to a battalion, regiment, or other unit. This opportunity of proceeding abroad is usually regarded as one of the most pleasant episodes in the medical officer's career. He sees fresh countries and life under 'new conditions, and has the opportunity of securing the confidence of his military charge and of gaining experience in practice. In addition to the experience afforded by the military hospitals under his immediate care there are in India, and in most of the colonies, civil hospitals where facilities for observation are never denied him, and where he can study the diseases peculiar to the countries in which he may serve. In the same way as an officer of the Indian Medical Service he is permitted to engage in civil practice, which, in some stations, affords him a considerable increase of income. Such private practice is also permitted in colonial stations.

Until recently there was much well-grounded complaint of the inadequacy of the pay of the British medical officer in India, but with the augmentation sanctioned by recent regUlations this ground of complaint no longer exists. The pay of the young officer goes further abroad than it does at home, and in India and elsewhere it is sufficient to enable him to live comfortably and to take part in the sports and amusements of his brother officers.

PROMOTION TO CAPTAIN.

At the end of three and a half years after joining the Royal Army Medical College the officer, after passing a practical examination in the military duties of his rank, is promoted to be Captain. On completing his tour of foreign service of three or five years, according to the period of his station, he returns home, and during his home service is appointed to the Royal Army Medical College for a course of six months' study. This is largely occupied in attendance on the clinical practice of various, London hospitals, under selected clinical teachers in medicine, surgery, and in certain special subjects.

PROMOTION TO MAJOR.

At the end of this course of instruction the Captain is ready for his examination for promotion to the rank of Major. This examination, like the entrance examination, is of as practical a character as possible, and includes general medicine and surgery, bacteriology and hygiene, and a special subject chosen by the candidate. This ex­amination forms a very important event in his career in the Army. An officer who shows special proficiency at this examination may gain acceleration of promotion to the extent of three months, six months, twelve months, or eighteen months, and those who have shown aptitude in the special subjects chosen in their examination may be subsequently selected to hold specialist appointments at various Army centres, receiving increased pay at the rate of about £45 per annum.

The officer, after from ten and a half to twelve years' service from the date of entering the Royal Army Medical College, and on qualifying at this examination, is promoted to the rank of Major, and various important and responsible appointments become open to him. After completing a period of home service he proceeds on his second tour of service abroad and will be in all probability posted to a position of responsibility, when his pay and allowances will amply meet all his needs.

PROMOTION TO LIEUTENANT-COLONEL.

After the fifteenth year of service the officer proceeds to his last examination, which deals with those purely military subjects with which he has gradually become familiar during his career. This examination is also of a practical character, and is intended to ascertain his administrative ability in view of further promotion.

After passing this examination the officer becomes eligible for selection to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. Officers of this standing occupy prominent positions in the

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Army; they command the Depot at Aldershot, they form the Staff of the Director­General, they have the charge of large hospitals, and may become entitled to a very considerable increase in pay, amounting in some cases to as much as £180 a year. After twenty years' total service the officer may retire upon a pension of £1 per diem.

PROMOTION TO COLONEL.

Promotion to the rank of Colonel is made by selection from Lieutenant-Colonels. Colonels are promoted on selection to the rank of Surgeon-General, and from the Surgeon-Generals the Director-General is appointed.

BREVET PROMOTION FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE.

Brevet promotion, which implies advancement in Army rank as distinguished from regimental rank, as in other branches of the Service, is now granted to medical officers for distinguished service in the field and for distinguished service other than in the field, such as distinction in original investigation and research.

OFFICERS ELIGIBLE FOR SPECIAL HONOURABLE RECOGNITION.

~Ihe officers of the Royal Army Medical Corps are eligible for military honours and rewards at the hand of the Sovereign, and there are six honorary physicians and six honorary surgeons to the King appointed from among the officers of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

It is worthy of notice that a considerable number of Victoria Crosses have been awarded to medical officers for valour.

EXPENSES, SPECIAL ADVANTAGES, PAY.

The expenses of all officers have been considerably reduced as the result of recent legislation, by which the Government provides furniture in their quarters at a low rent, gives them a free field service, outfit, &c.

The medical officer has, in common with all other officers of the Army, the follow­ing advantages, viz., the occupation of Government quarters, or allowance in lieu thereof; military precedence, according to seniority; horse allowance when mounted; the employment of soldiers as servants; honorary membership of messes, &c.

In large stations. such as Aldershot, Netley, London, Rawal Pindi, Lucknow, &c., there are messes of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Lieutenants Captains

PAY IN INDIA.

After seven years' service .. " ten

Majors .. After fifteen years' service

Lieutenant-Colonels .. Specially selected ..

Rupees per mensem.

420 475 530 650 789 826

1,150 1,250

Charge pay, from 60 rupees to 240 rupees per mensem, accord­ing to size of hospital

Specialist pay .. 60

Captains and Majors, after qualifying in special subjects, if appointed specialist, draw 2s. 6d. a day (£45 12s. 6d. per annum, 60 rupees per mensem in India) in addition to pay. .

Charge pay up to £180 per annum (240 rupees per mensem in India), according to number of beds, is given to officers in charge of military hospitals.

The following are examples of emoluments which may be obtained by medical officers of various ranks :-

Captain (say of ten years' total service)~

Pay and allowances Specialist pay Charge pay

£ s. d. 472 9 3 45 12 6 45 12 6

£563 14 3

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PAY AND ALLOWANOES OF MEDICAL OFFICERS AT HOME.

PAY SERVANT LODGING FUEL AND LIGHT FORAGE AND STABLING ALLOWANCE ALLOWANCE ALLOWANCE ALLOWANCES

Rank TOTAL

Per Per Per Per Per I Per Per Per Per Per PER ANNUM

diem annum diem annum diem _.ann.u~_ diem annum diem annum --~---- -- ------ --- --- ----- ----- ----- ------

£ s. d. £ s. d. s. d. £ s. d'j s. d. £ s. d. s. d. £ s. cl. s. d. £ s. ll. £ s. d. (average)

Lieutenant and Lieu- o 14 0 255 10 0 1 0 18 5 0 2 3 41 1 3 0 7t 11 2 11~ - - 325 19 2t tenant on probation

Captain .. " o 15 6 282 17 6 1 0 18 5 0 3 0 54 15 0 o iO~ 16 4 3 - - 372 1 9 And after seven o 17 0 310 5 0 1 0 18 5 0 3 0 54 15 0 o 10~ 16 4 3 - - 399 9 3

years' full pay And after ten 1 1 0 383 5 0 1 0 18 5 0 3 0 54 15 0 o lOi 16 4 3 - - 472 9 3

years' full pay

Major .. ., 1 3 6 428 17 6 1 0 18 5 0 4 0 73 0 0 1 22 22 510 2 3 41 1 3 583 9 7 Major aner

, three 1 6 0 474 10 0 1 0 18 5 0 4 0 73 0 0 1 2t 22 510 2 3 41 1 3 629 2 1

years' service as such

Lieutenant-Oolonel 110 0 547 10 0 1 0 18 5 0 4 6 82 2 6 1 22 .. 22 5 10 2 3 41 1 3 711 4 7 Lieutenant - Colonel 1 15 0 638 15 0 1 0 18 5 0 4 6 82 2 6 1 22 , 22 510 2 3 41 1 3 802 9 7

'after three years' service

Colonel .. .. 2 5 0 821 5 0 1 0 18 5 0 5 6 100 7 6 1 6 1 3 27 17 4 2 3 41 1 3 1,008 16 1

Surgeon-General .. 3 0 0 1,095 0 0 2 0 36 10 0 11 0 200 15 0 2 1 38 0 0 4 3 77 11 3 1,447 16 3

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Major (say of ten and a half years' total service)-

Pay and allowances Specialist pay Charge pay

£ s. d. 583 9 7 45 12 6

from £91 5s. to 182 10 0

£811 12 1

Lientenant.Colonel (say of eighteen and a half years' total service)-

Pay and allowances Charge pay

£ s. d. 711 4 7

from £91 5s. to 182 10 0

£893 14 7

If Commanding Depot, Royal Army Medical Corps, extra pay of £92 per annum is given.

Lieutenant·Colonel (after three years in the rank)-

Pay and allowances Charge pay

£ s. d. 802 9 7 182 10 0

£984 19 7

Professors at the Royal Army Medical College receive pay and allowances for rank, plus £200 per annum.

Assistant professors at the Royal Army Medical College receive pay and allowances of rank, plus £80 per annum.

Officers can retire at the following periods and obtain the several gratuities and pensions enumerated:-

Gratuity-After 5 years' service as Captain

" 3 Major "6,, "

Pension-

Major Lieutenant-Colonel­

After 20 years' service

" 25 " " 28 "

Colonel-" "

Under 4 years' service as such, but with 30 years' total service

After 4 years' service as such .. Surgeon-General after 3 years' service ..

Per diem £ s. d. 1 0 0

1 0 0 1 2 6 1 7 6

1 10 0 1 15 0 2 0 0

£1,000 1,800 2,500

Per annum £ s. d.

365 0 0

365 0 0 410 12 6 501 17 6

547 10 0 638 5 0 730 0 0

JOURN AL OF THE ROYAL ARMY MEDIOAL OORPS. FINANCIAL STATEMENT BY THE BUSINESS MANAGER FOR THE FOURTH YEAR,

1906·07. FINANCIALLY the fourth year's working of the JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ARMY

MEDICAL CORPS has been, a very prosperous one. On comparing the Balance Sheet of the third year (1905-06) with that of the fourth year (1906-07), it will be seen that our total assets have grown from £994 2s. 11d. to £1,235 19s. 3~d., an increase of £24116 4Jld., in spite of the fact that during the latter year (1906-07) we have received no grant from Government sources, which during the first three years amounted to £300 per annum. On July 1,1907, the only outstanding claim against the Journal Funds was an item of £295 lOs Id., due to the publishers for the issues of the Journal during the last quarter of the year, i.e., April, May and June, 1907. Against this the Balance Sheet shows total assets to the value of £1,531 9s. 4d., nearly the whole of which is held as liquid cash.

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STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS OF THE JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL AR]}IY MEDIOAL OORPS.

TRADING ACCOUNT FROM JULY 1, 1906, TO JUNE 30, 1907.

To Publisher's Bills:

Journal

Oorps News ..

Distribution List

Seniority Roll

Reprints

EXPENDITURE.

£878 4 11 191 19 9

25 1 6

2311 0

7 8 7 Stationel'y, Postages,

&c ...

Sundries

"Contingent Accounts honorarium to Olerk)

Honorarium to Editor ..

68 19 11

738

(including

Honorarium to Clerk in Record

Office, R.A.M.O., for preparation

Seniority Roll for 1907 ..

" Refund to Benevolent Society

" Exchange on Drafts

" Bank Charges for Postages Total Working Expenses

£ s. d. £ s. d.

1,202 9 4

38 15 0 114 0 9

5 0 0

3 2 8

0 2 6

0 9 0

---- 1,363 19 Balance on Year's Working to Balance Sheet

3

3:J2 12 2

£1,686 11 5

INCOME. £ s. d. By Subscriptions to Journal received in

19067 1,14'; 0 0

" Subscriptions received in error and

refunded 6 2 0

" Subscriptions to Corps News received in 1906-7 ..

" Subscriptions to Seniority Roll received in 1906-7 ..

" Advertisements .. ,; Sales through Manager

" through Publishers " Receipts for Reprints ..

" "Binding Interest on War Loan Bonds ..

" Deposit Account .,

£ s. d.

1,140 18 0

39 8 10

21 15 7

222 10 0

8 5 11 200 3 11

9 15 7

o 5 6

18 5 8

25 2 5

£1,686 11 5

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LIABILITIES.

Publishers' Bills for Quarter ending June 30, 1907

Balauce Credit ..

AtlgUst 12, 1907.

BALANCE SHEET.

£ s. d. 295 10 1

ASSETS.

National War Loan Bonds Balance at Bank on July 1,1906. Current Account ..

" " " Deposit Account .. Balance profit on this Year's Working

£694 16 0 117 14 9 300 0 0 322 12 2

£

------1,435 This Balance is held as follows:

National War Loan Bonds July 1,1906. Deposit

Account .. £300 0 0 Aug. 2, 1906. Placed

on Deposit .. 600 0 0 --- £900 0 0

Feb. 27, 1907. With­drawn from Deposit Account .. £100 0 0

June 5, 1907. Ditto 100 0 0

200 0 0

Current Account at Bank, July 1, 1907

£694 16 0

£700 0 0 40 6 11

£1,435 2 11

s. d.

211

Credit Business Manager's Conting@llt Account Furniture

o 12 8

.. 1,235 19 3~

Less 10 % fair wear and tear ..

Subscriptions not paid on July 1, 1907 Reprints " " " " Sale of Copy of Journal not paid on July 1, 1907 Advertisements for Quarter ending June 30, 1907

43 14 9-,! 4 7 53 4 ----- 39 7 3if

5 0 0 2 0 9 0 2 0

49 3 9 -----

£1,531 9 4!

Audited and found correct,

£1,531

H. E. R. JAMES, Colonel, R.A.M.C., ANDREW CL ARK, S1lTyeon·Colonel, V. M. S.

9 4l! 4

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Our actual cash credits on July 1, 1907, amounted to £1,435 2s. lId., held as follows :-

National War Loans Bonds.. £694 16 () On Deposit at Holt and 00. .. 700 00 At Ourrent Account at Holt and 00. 40 .6 11

together with a sum of 128. Sd. in stamps at the credit of the Contingent Account. In addition, sums of £49 3s. 9d., £5, £2 Os. 9d., and 2s. are shown against advertisements, unpaid subscriptions, reprints, sale of copy of Journal, all of which, with the exception of £4 for subscriptions, £1 16s. 3d. for reprints, and 2s. for Journal, have since been recovered. The only other item mentioned in the Balance Sheet is a sum of £39 ·7s. 3id., representing the value of the various articles included under the heading of Office Furniture. It will be noticed that these items are valued at a 10 per cent. depreciation on last year's valuation.

On comparing our Trading Account of the last year with that of the previous year we find that an increase of £183 7s. 5d. in total receipts is shown under the following sub·heads :- .

Advertisements, Sales through Manager, Sales through Publishers, Interest on War Loan Bonds, Interest on Deposit Account.

While a total decrease of £37111s. l1d. is indicated by the following items :­Subscriptions to Journal, Subscriptions to CORPS NEWS, Subscriptions to Seniority

Roll, Reprints, Binding, and Items which occurred in third year and not in fourth year. Thus, our total income for the year 1906·07 amounts to a sum of £188 4s. 6d. less

than that of the previous year. This sum, however, must not be interpreted to mean an actual decline in the support of the Journal. ,

Decreases.-Thus a decrease of £11 Is. 4d. shown against subscriptions to the Journal does not indicate that the number of the subscribers are any the less than those for the previous year, but that these figures represeut the actual money received during the past year. As a matter of fact, there were 1,130 subscribers during 1905·06, while the number for 1906·07 was 1,141, or an increase of eleven. The discrepancy between the amount of subscriptions receiyed during the year and the actual number of subscribers is due mainly to the irregular periods at which members commence their annual subscriptions, and as a consequence the subscriptiou for one year is credited in some instances to the account of the previous year, depending on the Journal year during which the payment is made.

The following list gives a detail of the subscribers held on our books for the year 1906.07 :-

Active List 910 Retired List 132 Militia 10 Yeomanry 2 Volunteers 49 Royal Navy 1 Indian Medical Service 3

N.C.O., R.A.M.O. 1 Malay States Guides 1 Canadian Permanent Med. Oorps 1 Various (Civilian) .. 31

1,141

During the first year there were 1,101 subscribers, of these 65 were struck off the subscribers' list before the commencement of the second year. In the second year 59 f~esh names were added, making a total of 1,095 subscribers during that year. At the end of the second year 79 names were removed, and the Journal commenced its third year with 1,016 subscribers. Before the commencement of the fourth yea!:" 114 fresh names were added to the list. At the termination of the third year 61 casualties had occurred, leaving 1,069 subscribers at the commencement of the fourth year. In the fourth year 72 new members were added, and 35 had ceased to subscribe, leaving 1,106 subscribers at the commencement of the fifth year. The various changes. may be indicated as follows :-

Subscribers during first year Casualties at the termination of first year

Subscribers at beginning of second year .. Additions during second year

Subscribers at termination of second year .. Casualties at termination of second year

,Subscribers at beginning of third year Additions during third year ..

1,101 65

1,036 59

1,095 79

1,016 114

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Subscribers at termination of third year Oasualties at termination of third year

Subscribers at beginning of fourth year Additions during fourth year

Subscribers at termination of fourth year .. Oasualties at termination of fourth year

Subscribers at beginning of fifth year

1,130 61

1,069 72

1,141 35

1,106

The income for subscription to OORPS NEWS shows a decrease of £24 lOs. 4d., though the number of subscribers remaius practically the same. A similar cause operates in

. this case as in that of the subscribers' list of the Journal, and as far as it is possible to do so steps are being taken to arrauge for a uniform date for the commencemeut of all subscriptions both to the Journal and OORPS NEWS in order to approximate the :figures representing the actual number of subscribers for each year and the annual income from this source.

The decrease of £11 lls. 5d. against subscriptions to Seniority Roll does not repre­sent a loss on the publication of these issues. The Seniority Rolls are issued in May of each year, and as a consequence the majority of subscribers do not effect payment until after commencement of the following year (i.e., after July 1), thus credits on the previous year are shown largely in the accounts of the following year. The publication of the Seniority Roll for 1905 resulted in a loss of £4 5s. 6d. and that of 1906 in a loss of 12s. 6d., due entirely to the loss of twenty-five copies despatched by post and lost in transit, while it is anticipated that the latest issue (1907) will result in a small profit. Prior to the publication of each issue an attempt is made to obtain a rough estimate of. the number of copies of the Seniority Roll likely to be required, by sending circular letters to each command and district at home and abroad, so as to avoid, if possible, the pUblication of an excessive number of copies, but the margiu of profit is so sma,ll that a slight miscalculation may lead to a loss, as happened in the first year of issue. The decrease in receipts represented against reprints and binding is not an actual loss in the strict sense of the word, as the sums received for these items equal their cO'st of issue; the amount, therefore, has no influence on the profits and losses of the Journal. The clecreases shown under the heading" Items which appeared in the third year and which did not appear in the fourth year" include payments for special blocks, plates, and postages from officers who last year contributed in part towards the illustrations of their articles, in addition to a Government Grant which was withdrawn on July 1 of last year (1906). During the past year no special illustrations were required. The only other item under this heading was the repayment of the cost of publication of the Accounts of the Benevolent Society, which during the past year was published in the J' ournal free of charge.

Increases.-Among the items contributing towards an increase of revenue is the sum of £149 Is. Id. under the heading "Sales through Publishers." During the previous year the amount received from this'source was £51 2s. 10d" while in the year under review the total reached £200 2s. lld. The increase is due to the augmented sales of the Journal in America and to the receipt of two years' subscriptions from our American subscribers.

The items" Interest on War Loan Bonds" and" Deposit Account" both show an increase, the interest on War Loan Bonds being for one quarter more than in the previous year, and the increase in the interest on the deposit account being due to the fact that the money was placed on deposit earlier than in the previous year, and also because a lesser sum had to be withdrawn to meet current expenditure.

In the expenditure side of our Trading Account is included a payment of £1,202 9s. 4d. to the Publishers, being a decrease of £251 over that of last year.

The Oontingent Account amounts to £38 15s., an increase of £6 2s. A sum of £114 Os. 9d. was paid.to the Editor, an excess of £14 Os. 9d. over that of

last year. The expenditure of £5 to the Clerk in the Record Office for the preparation of the

Seniority Roll is an annual recurring fixed sum. The refund of £3 2s. 8d. shown against the Benevolent Society was a sum paid

by them for the pUblication of the minutes, &c., of their annual meeting in the Journal, and which the Journal Oommittee subsequently decided should be published free of charge.

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The remaining items referring to charges for exchanges on drafts and bank postages are small amounts over which we have no control.

Various other items of expenditure which occurred in the third year but which do not appear in. the Trading Account of the four·th year, amounted to a sum of £32 2s. 4d.

Taking the expenditure as a whole for the year 1906·07, and comparing it with that for the previous year, we find a total saving of £259 16s. lld. has been .effected. It has been shown that when compared with the previous year our total income during 1906-07 ha.s decreased by £188 4s. 6d., and our expenditure by £259 16s. lld., leaving an additional credit balance on the year's working costs of £71 12s. 5d. In other words, while a total profit of £250 19s. 9d. was shown in the Trading Account for 1905-06, a profit of £322 12s. 2d. has been realised during the year 1906-07. The large decrease of £251 in the Publishers' Accounts of the fourth year over that for the third year is mainly due to our having limited the monthly .charges for the letterpress and illustrations to a maximum sum of £95, exclusive of the incidental costs of loose copies of Corps News, reprints, &c., which are met by repay­ments. In considering the various items of the Publishers' bill, it will be seen that we paid £1,132 16s. towards the cost of the publication of the Journal during the third year, while the amount for the fourth year only totals £878 4s. lld., a reduction of £254 lls. Id. This was mainly effected by reducing the number of plates, blocks, charts, drawings, &c., the charges under this heading being £239 48. 3d. for the third year and £85 18s for the fourth year, a saving of £153 5s. 3d.

The increase of the Contingent Account is due to the fact that the Clerk to the Business Manager was only paid from the Contingent Account for nine months during 1905-06, and for the full year during 1906-07. The increase of £14 Os. 9d. ih the Honorarium to the Editor is due to the Government Grant, from which the Editor was {)riginally paid, having expired in May, 1906, thus leaving a small broken period in €xcess of a year for which payment was made.

Our unpaid claims for the third year amounted to £15 7s., while for the fourth year a sum of only £7 2s. 9d; is outstanding. The whole amount due for the third year was eventually recovered, and it· it hoped that the £7 2s. 9d. for the fourth year will, in due .course, be likewise credited to the Journal funds.

(Signed) H. J. M. BurST, Major, B.A.M.C., Hon. 1'.Ianager, "Journal B.A. M.C."

ARMY MEDICAL OFFICERS' BENEVOI,ENrr SOCIETY.

PROCEEDINGS of a Committee Meeting hp-Id at the War Office at 3 p.ro., Thursday, 'October 17, 1907.

Present. Colonel T. Ligertwood, O.B., Vice· President, in the Chair. Surgeon-General O. A. Innes. Colonel J. Lane·Notter. Colonel A. T. Sloggett, C.M.G. Lieutenant-Colonel A. M. Davies. Lieutenant·Colonel W. G. Macpherson, C.M.G. Lieutenant-Colonel A. B. Cottell. (1) The Minutes of the last Committee Meeting were read and confirmed. (2) It was resolved to invest the sum of £200 in Consols, and the Secretary was

.directed to request the Bankers to carry out the investment in the names of the Trustees to the Society.

(3) It was resolved that a sum not exceeding lOs. per week be allowed to the Secre­tary for clerical assistance, in conjunction with an equal amount from the Royal Army Medical Corps Fund.

(4) The following cases were then considered for grants, with the results as stated :­(a) Two orphan daughters of Lieutenant·Colonel H. J. P., £16. (b) The widow of E. W., no grant.

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(c) The orphan daughter of W. L. H., no grant. (d) T4e orphan daughter of W. H. 0., referred to the next meeting. (e) The orphan daughter of T. B., in employment, no grant.

F. W. H. DAVIE HARRIS, Dieutenant-Oolonel, St. George's Barracks, W.O. Secretary.

ROYAL ARMY MEDIOAL OORPS FUND.

THE Thirty·First Meeting of the Committee was held at the War Office at 3.30 p.m., on Thursday, October 17,19,07.

Present. Surgeon-General Sir Alfred Keogh, K.C.B., Director-General, in the Chair. Surgeon-General Sir Thomas Gallwey, K.Q.M.G. Surgeon-General W. Fawcett, O.B. Oolonel A. T. Sloggett, O.M.G. Oolonel Sir James Olark. Bart., O.B, Lieutenant-Oolonel E. M. Wilson, O.B., O.M.G., D.S.O. Lieutenant-Oolonel A. B. Cottell. Major H. O. Thurston, O.M.G. Major C. G. Spencer. Captain H. R. Bateman. Captain A. Brnce. (1) The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and confirmed. (2) It was resolved to endow a prize in Pathology to the memory of the late Lieu­

tenant F .. H~ G. Tulloch, R.A.M.O., to take the form of a bronze medal, to be competed for at each Session at the College by Lieutenants on probation of the Royal Army Medical Corps. A sum not to exceed £100 was voted for this object, and a sub-committee of the following was appointed with power to act and report to the next meeting: Lieutenant-Colonel E. lYI. Wilson, O.B., O.M.G., D.S.O. ; Major H. C. Thurston, C.M.G., and t,he Secretary_

(3) It was resolved that inscribed tablets, at a price not exceeding 7s. 6d. each, be placed on all the paintings in the Oollege.

(4) The rules drawn up by the Sub-Oommittee appointed at tbe last meeting for Local Honorary Secretaries were read and approved, and are appended to these minutes.

(5) A resolution passed by the Aldershot Sub-Committee, that" The Sub-Oommittee should be abolished," was then discussed, and finally adopted by this meeting, and the following proposals were approved: (a) In future the General Relief Fund will be dis­tributed by the Secretary; (b) Applications for relief should be made out on the General Relief Forms and forwarded by Principal Medical Officers of Oommands and Adminis. trative Medical Officers of Districts, or by the Officer-in-Charge of Records, to the Secretary of the Royal Army Medical Oorps Fund, who will distribute such relief as the funds will allow; (c) In no case shall a sum exceeding £2 in any quarter be given by him; (d) The total amount of relief by him should, for the present, be limited to £40 a quarter; (e) For special cases requiring a grant beyond £2, the Secretary shall refer the case to the next Committee Meeting; (f) The Secretary shall keep a register of all cases receiving relief, this register shall show the amount of relief given in each case, and shall be placed before the Oommittee quarterly for confirmation.

(6) It was resolved that a sum not exceeding lOs. a week be allowed to the Secretary for clerical assistance.

(7) It was noted that the following sums have been received for the General Relief Fund for the quarter ending September 30 :--

No. 1 Depbt Oompanies, Aldershot " 12 Oompany, Woolwich ,,33 " Oairo

Detachment, Harrismith ., Sergeants' Mess, Oairo _ . N.c.C5's. and men, Edinburgh

£ s. d. 5210 0 2 10 0 610 0 5.0 0 500 4 19 0

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Date. 1907.

July 1.

4.

9. 16. 31.

Aug. 2.

14. Sept. 13.

30.

A ldet'shot,

ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS BAND FUND.

BALANCE SHEET FOR QUARTER ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1907.

RECEIPTS. EXPENDITURE. Date.

£ s. d. 1907. Balance in hand from last quarter .. 13 4 4 July 29. Cheqne Book Refund of Fees and Expenses for Engage- Aug. 2. Bandmaster's Salary, July

ments, May 14 and 28 (advanced by Band " "

Band Pay, July .• Fund) ., 10 7 6 "

31. Bandmaster's Salary, August .. Subscriptions, Officers' Mess, Aldershot, June 5 0 0 Band Pay, August Quarterly grant from Corps Fund .. 90 0 0 Sept. 29. Hawkes and Co., Music and Repairs Percentage from Engagements, June o 10 0 " " Boosey and 00" Instruments and Repairs ..

July o 15 0 30. Gale and Polden, Printing and Cards One Officer's separate Subscription .. 0 5 0 Bandmaster's Salary, September Subscriptions, Officers' Mess, Aldershot, July 5 7 6 "

Band Pay, September ..

" August 5 12 6 " Incidental-Fares, Bandmaster, 7s., and

Percentage from Engagements, August 1 3 0 Carriage on Parcel, Sd.

" Balance Credit ..

-----Total £132 410 Total

(Signed) E. T. F. BIRRELL, Major,

£ s. d. 042

10 0 0

12 13 2

10 0 0

12 5 5 13 12 9 44 0 3

010 0

10 0 0

11 17 4

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£132 4 10

October 5, 1907. Band President, B.A.M.C.

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ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS COMPASSIONATE (GENERAL RELIEF) FUND.

BALANCE SHEET FOR THE QUARTER ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1907.

Date. 1907.

July 16.

Sept. 5.

RECEIPTS.

From whom received.

Balance Credit last Qnarter Secretary, R.A.M.C.

On what account.

Funds Grant Treasurer, Sergeants' Subscription to Corn.

Mess, Cairo passionate Fund ..

£ s. d.

25 10 1

90 0 0

5 0 0

Total .. £12010 1

Aldershot, September 5, 1907.

Date. 1907.

Jnly 1. to

Sept. 30. July 15.

Aug. 21. July 6.

Aug. 3.

" 7. 20. 28.

Sept. 7.

" 4.

Sept. 30.

EXPENDITURE.

To whom paid.

Various ..

Mrs. Ch own .. Mr. Winfield

Mr. Sewell

Mr. Hedge

Mr. Cracknell .. Private Combs

Private Shelton Mrs. Sowden •.

On what account.

Disbursements to 21 Oases reqmrmg

Monthly Relief Grant

Secretary, R.A.M.C. Subscription to Corn· Fund passionate Fund ..

Sergeant Baxter Clerk

.. " Postage Capital and Co., Bank Cheque Book Balance at Bank

£ s. d.

77 16 0 6 0 0 o 10 0 050 1 0 0

1 0 0 1 0 0

1 5 0

1 0 0

3 0 0

3 0 0

5 0 0 o 10 0 o 6 4

o 5 0

18 12 9

Total .. £120 10 1

(Signed) E. T. F. BIRRELL, Major, Hon. Secretary.

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ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS COMPASSIONATE FUND.

The following have received relief during the Quarter ended September 30, 1907 :­

GENERAL RELIEF FUND.

Hin Total Name of Number receipt Monthly amount recipient Age of of grant received Remarks

children pension, from Fund from Fund Amouut

lYIrs. C. 30 1 No 120s. £6 Granted £6 to enable her to join \ husband in Canada.

Mr. W. 63 .. Sd. 15s. 15s . Destitute; in want of food. 10s. per day given him to enable him to get

to London; 5s. advanced by Col. Cree afterwards.

Mr. S. 33 4 2s.6d. 40s. £2 Unable to get work; wife confined, per day in debt. £2 granted for immediate

necessi ties. Mr. C. .. .. No 25s . £15s. Temporary relief pending employ-

ment; no further relief required. Mr. H. 46 8 No 20s. £1 Mllon is suffering from ganglion;

only cne child supporting herself. Grant given for immediate neces-sities.

Pte. C. .. 1 No 208. £1 Wife dead, child has to be put out to nurse at 10s. per week. Grant made to assist father to support child.

Pte. S. 25 .. No 60s. £3 Granted £3 to send him to a Con.

Mrs. S. 40 2 No 20s. £18 valescent Home (tubercle).

Granted £3 for immediate necoo-sities, and £1 a month for six months. Wife of 5844 Pte., now in a lunatic asylum.

Mrs. C. 63 1* No 20s. £201Os. "Married. Widow of 608 Lance-Sergt., indifferent health, past work. From 80s.

Mrs. C. 40 2 No 35s. £10215s. Widow of a Private; suffers from rheumatism. Reduced from £2.

Mrs. G. 40 5 No 30s. £36 Widow of Lce.-Corpl. Three child-ren under 10 years dependant on woman.

Mrs. S. 50 .. No 20s. £6 Widow of 2296 Pte., unable to ob-tain employment. Discontinued.

Mrs. ,R. 46 1 No 30s. £10310s. Widow of 2512, A. H. Corps; in deli· cate health. Reduced from £2.

Mrs. 1. 63 .. No 20s. £68 Widow of 1255 Lance·Sergt. Re-duced from 30s.

Mrs. S. 62 .. No 30s. £78 Widow of a Corporal; decrepit and blind.

Mrs. G. 51 4 No 20s. £5010s. Widow of 2737 Private. Youngest child 14. Receives 5s. a mouth from one son, 15s. for past six months from another. Suffers from bad health. Reduced from 30s.

Mrs. H. 61 2 No 20s. £3910s. Widow of 1721 Private, -iu poor health. Has to support grown·up daughter only earning 3s. per week. Reduced from 30s.

Mrs. D. 55 .. No 20s. £9 Widow of 1603 A. H. Corps, unable to work.

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Name of Number

recipient Age of children

Mrs. M. 42 5

Mrs. P. 37 3

Mrs. S. 38 3

Mrs. S. 65 .. Mrs. K. 68 ..

Mrs. B. 76 5* I I I I

Mrs. K. 45 2

Mrs.W. 30 2

Mr. N. 43 4 1

I I

Mr. L. 36 3

Mrs. B. 48 4

I Aldershot,

October 5, 1907.

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GENERAL RELIEF FUND.-Continued.

If in receipt Monthly

of a grant pension. from Fund Amount

No 20s.

No 40s.

9s.6d. 15s. weekly

No 158.

No 20s.

No 15s.

No 20s.

No 12s.

No 30s. "

No 20s.

No 20s.

Total amount re-

ceived from Fund

£42

£28

£105

£7315s.

£6810s.

£1915s.

£24

£418s.

£441Os.

£7

£94s.

H.emarl<s

Widow of Sergt.-Major. One child in service, four in homes. Suffers from varix. Not able to work.

Widow of 7223. Discontinued, un-necessary.

Widow of a Private, in delicate health. One child in Royal British Female Hospital.

Widow of Staff-Sergt., earns about Is. per diem. Reduced from 30s.

Widow of pensioner, too old to work, chronic rheumatism and debility. Reduced from 30s.

*Grown up. Has 4s. 6d. allowe d weekly by one son. Widow of a Sergt.-Major, not able to ear n anything. Reduced from £1.

One child in Patriotic School. Wido w of Private. Reduced from £2.

Widow of 8515 Private. Grante d to assist in maintenance of young est child.

Two children kept by, relatives, on e girl of 19 earns. her own living Unable to work, almost blind. Reduced from £2.

Granted for the support of younges t g child. Discontinued, man earnin

good money. Unable to get work. Widow 0 f

h Private. Granted £1 per mont for six months. '

(Signed) E. T. F .. BIRRELL, Major, Hon. Secretary.

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(8) The accounts of the Aldershot sub-Committee for last quarter were then con­sidered and adopted and accompany these Minutes. A sum of £126 was voted for the Band; and the retirement of the Bandmaster was approved.

(9) A Statement of the Income and Expenditure of the Compassionate Funds was then considered; on the proposal of the Chairman, seconded by Colonel Sir J ames Clark Bart., the following snb-Committee was appointed to report at the next Meeting o~ the present financial position of the 'varions fnnds and to make recommendations: Surgeon. General W. Fawcett, C.B.; Lieutenant·Colonel E. ]\,1. Wilson, C.B:, C.M.G.,. D.S.O.; Major C. G. Spencer, and the Secretary.

F. W. H. DAVIE HARRIS, Lieutenant.Colonel, St. George's Barracks, W.C. Secl·etary.

RULES FOR THE GUIDANCE OF LOCAL HONORARY SECRETARIES.

(1) Ascertain if all the officers in the station are subscribers to the Fund and to the Army Medical Officers' Benevolent Fund, and endeavour to get them to join. Banker's forms may be obtained from the Secretary, St. George's Barracks, W.C.

(2) Investigate cases requiring relief from the General Relief Fund. (3) Keep a book with a full record and history of all cases applying for General

Relief, and complete the forms in triplicate for those recommended for grants. (4) Act as Secretary to the Principal Medical or Administrative Medical Officer of

the station on all matters relating to either the Royal Army Medical Corps Fund, or the Army Medical Officers' Benevolent Society.

(5) In case of doubt of any kind communicate with the Secretary, Royal Army Medical Corps Fnnd, St. George's Barracks, W.C.

(6) Take a general interest in all matters connected with the Fund.

BIRTHS. LOW.-On August 31, at St. Thomas' Mount, Madras, the wife of Lieutenant N.

Low, Royal Army Medical Corps, of a son. MORPHEW.-At Kailana, on September 17, 1907, the wife of Major E. M. Mor~

phew, Hoyal Army Medical COrps, of a son.

MARRIAGES. CUNNINGHAM-WINZER.-September 17, at St. John's Church, Westminster,

by the Rev. Montgomery Baldwin, Robert Allan Cunningham, Captain, Hoyal Army Medical Corps, second son of R. A. Cunningham, Esq., of Ballybofey and Summer­Hill, County Donegal, to Hope Caroline, youngest daughter of the late J. E. Winzer, Esq., of Hamburg.

DANSEY·BROWNING-STODDART.-On September 25, at St. James, Sussex Place, W., by tbe Rev. J. H. D. Macdonald, Gearge Dansey-Browning, Major, Royal Army Medical Corps, to Lilian, youngest daughter of Colonel C. Stoddart, Indian Army.

FITZGERALD-WATSON.-On September 28, at St. Paul's, Portman.Square, by the Rev. Dr. Griffith Thomas, assisted by the Rev. J. Stephens, Fitzgerald G. Fitz­gerald, Captain, R.A.M.C., second son of Wyndham-Quin Fitzgerald, Esq., Glenowen, Uo. Wicklow, to Emily Gosselin (Lillie), only daughter of the late Lieutenant·General G. Vincent Watson, and Mrs. Watson, York. terrace, Regent's Park, N.W.

GEDDES-WHYTE.-At the Congregational Chnrch, Helen.burgh, on October 22, by the Rev. W. Blair, Lientenant·Colonel Hobert J. Geddes, D.S.O., Royal Army Medical Corps, to Christian a Gowans, third daughter of the late John G. Whyte, and Mrs. Whyte, Eastwood, Helensburgh.

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DEATH. BOYD.-On June 3, at Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Honorary Deputy-Surgeon-General

William Cathcart Boyd, Brigade-Surgeon, retired Army Medical Staff, aged 72 years. He entered the Service January 22, 1858; was promoted Surgeon March 1, 1873; Surgeon.Major April 1, 1873; and Brigade-Surgeon September 8, 1883; retiring with honorary rank of Deputy-Surgeon-General January 21, 1885. His war services were as follows :-Indian Mutiny, 1858.-Battles of Rajgurh and Bereu. Medal. Afghan War, 1879·80.-With the Kuram Division; and was Principal Medical Officer of the Zaimusht Expeditionary Force, and present at the capture and burning of Zawa. Mentioned in Despatches. Medal.

OORREOTION. ON p. 96 of the Corps News for October, 1907, the rank of the correspondent of the

"Notes from Nairobi, British East Africa," should read" Quartermaster-Sergeant," and not" Quartermaster."

EXCHANGE. The charge jor inserting Notices respecting Exchanges in the Royal

Army Medical Oorps is 5/- for not more than five lines, which should· be forwarded by Oheque or P.O.O., with the notice, to Messrs. G. STREET and 00., Ltd., 8, Serle Street, London, W.O., not later than the 22nd of the month.

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NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.

Letters l'egal'ding non-deliyel'Y of the Joul'nal, 01' change of addl'ess, should be sent to the" ManageI', Joul'nal of the Royal Al'lDY Medical COl'ps," Wal' Office, Whitehall, Lo"ndon, S.W., not latel' than the 25th of each month.

It is l'equested that all Cheques 01' Postal Ol'del's fol' Subscl'iption to the Joul'Dal, Corps News, Reprints, &:c., be made payable to the" Manager, Joul'nal R.A.M.C.," and not to any individual personally.

The Editor will be glad to receive original communications upori professional subjects, travel, and personal experiences, &c. He will also be glad to receive items' of news and information regarding matters of interest to the Oorps from the various garrisons, districts and commands at home and abroad.

All such communications 01' Articles accepted and published in the "Joul'nal of the Royal Al'my Medical Corps" will (unless the Authol' notifies at the time of submission that he l'eSel'YeS the cOPYl'ight of the Al'ticle to himself) become the pl'opel'ty of the Libl'al'Y and Joul'nal Committee, who will exel'cise. full cOPYl'ight powers concel'ning such Al'ticles.

Matter intended for the Oorps News should reach the Editor not later than the 15th of each month for the following month's issue. All these communications should be written upon one side of the paper only, they should by preference be type. written, but, if not, all proper names should be written in capital letters (or printed) to avoid ,mistakes, and be addressed The Editor, JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL OORPS, War Office, Whitehall, London, S. W.

Communications have been received from Colonel R. H. Forman. Lieutenant. Oolonels J. F. Donegan, R. J. C. Cottell. S. Westcott, C.M.G., W. G. Macpherson, C.M.G., A. M. Davies, and W. W. Pike, D.S.O. ; G. F. Poynder (R.P.). Majors F. Kiddle, K. B. Barnett, W. D. Erskine, M. P. Holt, D.S.O., and J. G. McNaught. Captains O. F. Wan hill, J. E. Hodgson, W. S. Orosthwait, G. J. S. Archer, L. W Harrison, L. Bousfield, R. T. Brown, W. J. Waters and N. E. Harding. Professor R. Ross, O.B., F.R,S., and Dr. Geo. Deane. '

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